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Thursday Changes

To encourage more participation at the Thursday AM game, the following monthly schedule begins in June:

  • 1st Thursday: Open Game
  • 2nd Thursday: Mentor-Mentee Game
  • 3rd Thursday: Open Game
  • 4th Thursday: Swiss

Contact Ken at pasa49@pacbell.net if you need a Mentor for the Mentor-Mentee games or Swiss teammates. All games begin at 10:30A.

Mentor-Mentee Game conditions:

  • Two players with more than 750 each may not play together;
  • Regular partnerships with less than 750 each may play together;
  • Any Mentor may play with any Mentee, provided the Mentee has less than 750.

Patience & Teaching

Trying to teach or give advice during a game is not effective and might even be seen as a violation of ACBL rules (see Law 74.A.2, Etiquette of Word and Action: A player should carefully avoid any remark or action that might cause annoyance or embarrassment to another player or might interfere with the enjoyment of the game.)

  • Don't teach at the table; waiting until the game is over is much more effective
  • Giving advice during the game is bad strategy, typically unwanted and could easily be wrong
  • Talking about a board/result often reaveals details of the board to other players
  • Even well-meaning advice might be taken as criticism, which is unethical, rude and a violation of the Laws